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Edge, 5G and data centres: The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

This article appeared on Oct 15, 2019 at Data | Economy Edge computing continues to dominate agendas at data centre conferences as analysts, operators and suppliers get to grips with the implications for the sector. Edge computing will not materialise …

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Limelight Networks Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape Report on Worldwide Content Delivery Networks

This release went live on 9/3/2019 Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW) has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Commercial CDN 2019 Vendor Assessment (#US44842119). The report provides a comprehensive view of top global commercial content delivery network …

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Ericsson is positioning itself as an edge-computing partner for big network operators

Swedish networking giant Ericsson is looking to ramp up the public profile of its Edge Gravity data processing and connectivity group, according to a recent FierceWireless interview with group CEO Kyle Okamoto. The unit is positioning itself as a partner …

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Ericsson has a global edge network built from service provider partnerships

Many people don’t realize that Ericsson has a global network — Edge Gravity — which is based on about 90 points of presence (PoPs) around the world, connected with private fiber links. Ericsson has created Edge Gravity via partnerships with …

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Edge Gravity Aims for Hyper-Scale

This article first appeared on June 28, 2019 on Light Reading. Edge Gravity is close to connecting to 100 content delivery network and service provider partners, but expects to scale much higher as the Ericsson-owned distributed edge cloud unit looks …

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Ericsson’s Edge Gravity Head Focuses on Service Providers

This article appeared on SDXCentral on June 25, 2019. Ericsson’s Edge Gravity organization, a business charged with building out an edge cloud ecosystem for service providers, has a new leader. Kyle Okamoto, formerly the chief network officer at Verizon Digital …

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Former Verizon Exec Takes Helm of Ericsson’s Edge Gravity

This article appeared on Light Reading on June 21, 2019 Kyle Okamoto, an exec late of Verizon, took to LinkedIn to announce that he will open a new chapter in his career on Monday (June 24) as CEO of Edge …

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Ericsson Boasts of Progress in CDN-to-Edge Pivot

This article appeared on Light Reading on May 16, 2019. Ericsson launched a content delivery network in 2016 called the Unified Delivery Network (UDN) that created a federation of participating service providers, including Telstra and Vodafone. That effort survived Ericsson …

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Equinix Builds ‘Network Edge’ for Global NFV

This article appeared on Light Reading on Feb 27, 2019 Equinix is launching a global NFV infrastructure as a foundational building block in its strategy to partner with enterprises and service providers in the transition of enterprise workloads to the …

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Ericsson must not waste potential of Edge Gravity with narrow telco focus

This article appeared on ReTHINK Wireless Watch on Nov 20, 2018 The place that edge compute will play in the telco’s network, and its business model, is a topic we have been tracking with interest this year. While there is …

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Cox Tests Premium Low-Lag Gaming Service

This post appeared on LightReading on April 26, 2019. In a move that will likely raise the hackles of network neutrality advocates, Cox Communications has begun to trial a low-latency gaming tier in Arizona for broadband customers who get speeds …

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Ericsson Takes Startup Approach With ‘EDGE GRAVITY’

This article originally appeared on Light Reading (November 14, 2018). Without much fanfare, Ericsson has launched a new unit at the company, called EDGE GRAVITY, that operates a global edge cloud network that links together a core network of data …

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